Does your hair like or crave protein? Would you like to know how grape seed oil can make protein application work better for your hair? Then you need to know more about grape seed oil.
Grape seed oil is pressed from the seeds found in grapes. It was discussed in a previous article on Restore Hair Health with Grape seed Oil. It has a high smoking point and is a pale green colour. It’s useful for blowdrying, sealing in moisture, conditioning hair and scalp massages.
Grape seed oil contains flavonoids (vitamin P), which has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits for health. It also contains linoleic acid, which promotes healthier skin and is the reason grape seed oil is used for cosmetic purposes in hair and skin care products.
The key element in grape seed oil which makes it one of the best natural oils and helps with protein treatments is oligomeric procyanidin compounds aka tannin. Tannin is an astringent that provides high amounts of antioxidants and inhibits the growth of free radicals. It binds to and facilitates the work of proteins in hair and prevents protein loss from your hair.
There are two ways to utilize this great compound post treatments for best results:
- A few days after a henna treatment, perform a deep conditioning hot oil treatment with grape seed oil and a few drops of vitamin E oil. Keep it on for at least an hour then proceed with styling as usual. Between henna treatments, always do a few deep conditioning hot oil treatments. The treatments will also help to maintain the colour from the henna and help it last longer.
- When you do a hard-core protein treatment like Aphogee 2 step or a reconstructor treatment, follow-up with a hot oil treatment containing grape seed oil several days later. The treatment will help seal in the protein and protect your hair strands for longer.
You can use grape seed oil for a variety of other things, which I’ve mentioned in the earlier article but when it comes to helping your strengthening protein treatments work better and more effectively, you definitely want to add grape seed oil into your arsenal.